On Genesis

Bede ; translated with an introduction and notes by Calvin B. Kendall

This is the first English translation of the Venerable Bede's commentary on the book of Genesis. Dealing as it does with the biblical account of the creation of the world and of mankind, and of mankind's fall from grace and exile into the life of time, "On Genesis" offers essential insights into Bede's fundamental assumptions as a theologian, historian, and scientific cosmologist. Bede's role in laying the foundations of the modern world cannot be overemphasised. From his quantitative approach to questions of science to his introduction of the Anno Domini system of dating and his text-critical methods of biblical analysis, he anticipated and influenced modern ways of thinking. Bede regarded the opening chapters of Genesis as the foundation narrative of the world. From it, Bede derived the theoretical basis for his scientific treatises and his notion of the English as a chosen people of God, which informs the Ecclesiastical History. This translation and introduction attempts to make Bede's commentary accessible to anyone with an interest in his work.

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  • Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction Bede's audience Bede's methodology: literal interpretation of the Bible and Noah's flood Bede's methodology: allegorical exegesis The thematic structure of On Genesis Jews and Saracens Bede's cosmology: the six days of creation Bede's religious though The two version of On Genesis Rethinking the date(s) of On Genesis Jones's edition of On Genesis and the present translation Catalogue of manuscripts and editions of On Genesis On Genesis Preface Book One Book Two Book Three Book Four Appendix 1: Plummer's argument for the year 720 defended Appendix 2: Textual corrections and emendations Bibliography Index of sources and parallels

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書名 On Genesis
著作者等 Bede, the Venerable, Saint
Kendall, Calvin B.
シリーズ名 Translated texts for historians
出版元 Liverpool University Press
刊行年月 2008
ページ数 xii, 359 p.
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 9781846310881
NCID BB14529208
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言語 英語
原文言語 ラテン語
出版国 イギリス